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About John Triplett

John R. Triplett is the founder of Desert Path Marketing Group, a content marketing focused agency that handles writing, editing, books, blogs, email marketing and search engine optimization for clients with a focus on real estate. John has been building online digital brands for more than 20 years for newspaper, television and cable media companies including Cox, Belo and Gannett. Also, he has worked as a consultant to web startup companies. He was the founder of Austin360.com and AccessArizona.com and former general manager of AJC.com. His blog network, built for the Arizona Republic’s online site Azcentral.com, won the best blog network from the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association. He has been a real estate investor for 20 years, owning single-family and multifamily properties.

10 Rental Property Maintenance Projects You Should Not Do Yourself

We are all tempted at times as landlords and property managers to save a little time and money and take on maintenance projects ourselves. However there can be a downside to that. We all also know it is best not to let tenants take on maintenance jobs on our rentals either. Despite what you may [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|News, Quiz|0 Comments

Thinking Of Renting To College Students? Here Are the Pros And Cons

Renting to college students can pose a dilemma for some landlords because properties near college campuses can be very profitable, but they also bring its own special maintenance challenges. Let's look at some of the pros and cons of renting to college students and the maintenance issues from Keepe. The pros of renting to college students  [...]

4 Outdoor Flooring Options For Your Rentals

Outdoor flooring options for your rental property is the maintenance checkup from Keepe as we look at the pros and cons of four different types. Damaged or worn outdoor flooring, pavement and surfaces can be responsible for making your property look poorly kept. These surfaces can also endanger the safety of your tenants. Cracks, holes and general wear [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

How Disability Friendly Is Your Rental And 12 Tips To Fix It

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, it is likely you as a landlord or property manager will begin to get more requests from potential tenants about whether your rental property is disability friendly. Or, you may be asked to make a reasonable accommodation. We recently completed a small renovation of one of our [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Marketing, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Apartment Owner Ordered To Pay $1.6 Million In Bed Bug Lawsuit

A jury has awarded a California family $1.6 million in one of the largest single bed bug case awards ever reported, according to a release. Liliana Martinez told NBC in Los Angles her family suffered for months with bed bugs at the Kahala Islander Apartments in Inglewood, California in 2010. She said her child, a [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Landlord, News|0 Comments

Landlords Win Seattle Case As Judge Strikes Down Law

Seattle landlords and property managers have won a case against the Seattle City Council’s ordinance that mandated landlords and property managers accept the first qualified tenant who applied. Seattle is thought to be the only city in the country that has tried to use this type of ordinance. Small landlords had sued the city saying [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Landlord, Legal Help, News, Rental Property Owner|0 Comments

Confused Over Service, Assistance And Emotional Support Animals?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the confusing issue and definitions of service animals, assistance and emotional support animals. By Ellen Clark You probably hear the terms service animals, assistance animals, and emotional support animal a lot. But do you really know what these terms mean? If not, you are not alone! There are [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Leases & Agreements, Pets|0 Comments

Reviewed How You Do Criminal Background Checks Lately?

Criminal background checks  and whether you have reviewed lately how you use them in tenant screening is the Grace Hill tip of the week. By Ellen Clark A federal lawsuit in New York is challenging a landlord’s blanket ban on leasing to people with criminal backgrounds. The federal government has advised landlords against such bans, saying they could [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Landlord, Tenant Screening|0 Comments

Could Your Lease Terms, Conditions Or Privileges Mean Discrimination?

The Grace Hill training tip of the week focuses on the issue of how your lease terms, conditions or privileges you provide prospective tenants and existing tenants could be discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. You must treat all prospects and tenants in a consistent way in how you use terms, conditions or privileges to avoid discrimination under [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Leases & Agreements|0 Comments

20 Easy, Affordable Maintenance Projects To Update Your Rentals

The smaller maintenance jobs that improve the look and feel of a rental space and make it feel welcoming can really help when it comes to landing that next tenant is the maintenance checkup from Keepe this week.These small improvements and investments really go a long way. 5 front and outdoor improvements Repainting the front door - [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Landlord, Maintenance, Property Manager|0 Comments

How No Pet Policies Can Be Discriminatory

The landlord and property manager training tip this week comes from Grace Hill and focuses on the issue of how a no pet policy can be discriminatory when it involves potential tenants with disabilities. By Ellen Clark Landlord and property managers must make reasonable accommodations to meet the needs of people with disabilities. An accommodation is a [...]

Can I Say No Guns In My Rental Property?

Generally a private landlord can make a decision about whether to say ‘no guns’ in my rental property, unless a state  forbids landlords from banning guns, according to Denny Dobbins, general legal counsel and vice president of RentPerfect.com. By John Triplett State laws vary on the issue of what landlords can mandate regarding saying “no [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Education and Training, Landlord, Legal Help, Tenant|0 Comments

If Your Tenant Wants A Fence What Type Should You Install?

When a tenant wants a fence on your rental property, there are multiple choices. The kind of fencing really comes down to your finances and how much maintenance you want to do. Also consider the purpose of the fence and how it related to the safety of your tenants and your property. Different kinds of [...]

By | March 2nd, 2018|Maintenance, Rental Property Owner, Tenant|0 Comments